Here is a comment from a professional and proud atheist:
‘Where is the humility and kindness toward the ‘unbelieving Gentiles’ his own “Savior” exhibited 100% of the time? Yeshua never had any outbursts to Gentiles in his short 3-year ministry, only toward fellow Jews.
I’m often baffled how so many so-called “Christians” don’t really know much of Christ. ‘ 🤔
Now then dear reader, will you allow me the courtesy of politely demolishing this myopic observation. Perhaps I should apologize in advance for being so brazen and unashamed in my scorching dismantling of the pea brained so-called spirituality of the atheistic view.
First, ‘unbelieving Gentiles’ who came to the Lord did not question the existence of God. True, they were aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, but the poor woman did say: ‘I will be happy with the scraps from the table.’ She knew without doubt there was a God in heaven with whom she had to do. Does the atheist share her known truth?
‘Unbelieving Gentiles’ with whom the Lord interacted, did not cite believers as ‘retarded,’ did not say that believers should not have ‘contact with children,’ did not assign to them perverse and sexual characterizations not suitable for repeating on this blog, did not say that common Christians are no different from mass murderers, and the ‘unbelieving Gentiles’ did not lecture good people on morals, wisdom, science, and truth.
In short, the ‘unbelieving Gentiles’ of the Lord’s day, were not, and are not the foaming-at-the-mouth atheists of today. Tis a fact. The so-called missing outbursts toward Gentiles were reserved for the arrogant and self-described chosen people who had no need for truth. Are you listening Mr. and Mrs. Atheist???
Believers make no claim to self-made righteousness. We recognize the righteousness of God in ALL things, something in which the arrogant atheist is clueless. We do not question the existence of God. Theology is not the study of the possibility of God. The ‘unbelieving Gentiles’ such as the woman seeking help, or Cornelius, did not question the life and times of the Creator. In this, they were light years ahead of any atheist. They were smart.
Now then, what is truly baffling, is the full-time ministry of the modern atheists who claim that Christ never lived, never died, and if He did live, He was but a liar and scientific dunce who repeated there was a deluge, and who mistakenly believed that Moses actually lived, Solomon built a temple, Jonah lived, and that Daniel spent a night in the den of lions. Now the so-called learned ones who have no use for scripture, God, Christ, or people of faith, are all of a sudden in a position to ‘teach’ believers how to behave. Really, you going with that?
Beep. No. Sorry. You have no credibility, for the scriptures that you cite condemn you, hook, line, and sinker. Ever read the book of Jude? Ever heard of ‘raging waves of the sea,’ or ‘clouds without water?’ Ever heard of ‘foaming out their own shame?’ Yes, words written to and for the believer, words of the LORD regarding intellectual imposters, words that show correct context, words that prove the ministry of charlatans is alive and well.
Indeed, faith hope and charity, and the greatest of these is charity. But never at the expense of truth. The proud strutting peacock atheists have zero, get that, zero credibility with bibles in hands, for while they pretend to know its doctrines, they believe not one word of it. The epitome of a mind gone sideways, and an utter failure in the ability to comprehend.
So the self-professed arrogance and mindless stupidity of such a comment that ‘Christians don’t know much of Christ……..’ well, at least what little we do know, we know that He lived and died, and lived again, and lives today, and is seated patiently at the Creator’s right hand, a place reserved for God Himself, while He holds all things together by His very word, where He does not sleep, and where He still dispenses grace to whosoever will. And we also know that His understanding is infinite, so compared to Him, we are all short on intellect, at least the believer admits the humility.
And as a bonus, Christians are not to be the footstools of atheists. We are not called to accept the vile and pornographic insinuations and to be at the receiving end of every repulsive insult while we make sandwiches for the thieves who come into our homes to kill and destroy. This is the dream of the spiritual liberal clown. To every thing there is a season, a time and a purpose.
What time is it today? It is time to give God the courtesy of at least existing, ere we speak of greater things such as redemption. Therefore, atheism is the great poison which affects the mind. Need proof? Uh, ever heard one explain the scriptures?
Then there is the washing of the hands by Pilate in haste, the invoking of ‘God shall smite thee thou whited wall’ by Paul, the turning of the tables by Christ, so no, believers are not to be doormats for the atheist. But thank you for preaching the gospel ye neighborhood atheist. You have done well pilgrim to enlighten the godless with your image of Buddha who cannot tie his own shoes or count to three.